Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 17, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 17, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Saptami Tithi till 4:39 PM on December 17, 2011. After 4:39 PM it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 7:41 PM on December 17. Then onwards it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Margazhi Month begins in Tamil Calendars.

Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the dark phase of moon Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.

Paush Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

1st day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
1st day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala.
1st day of Paush month in Bengali Calendar.